Supervising Nurse (40 Hour)


Recruitment #230915-5922FP-001


Do you have four years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse in a hospital, regional, institutional or psychiatric setting?
If so, keep on reading!

The State of Connecticut, the Department of Children and Families (DCF)  – Albert J. Solnit, PRTF, North, is accepting applications for the position of Supervising Nurse.

Comprehensive Benefit Offerings: 
  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
  • The opportunity to work for a Forbes top company: 'Forbes' State of Connecticut Ranked One of the Best Employers of 2023 - State of CT Receives National Recognition for Offering Job Growth, Competitive Benefits, and Flexible Schedule.
  • A Platinum Healthcare Plan, the nation’s best for state employees and dependents, according to a report by Georgetown's Center on Health Insurance Reform and article by Ellen Andrews, Ph.D., along with comprehensive benefit offerings.
  • Comprehensive Benefits which include industry leading health benefits, including medical and dental coverage.
  • Extensive pension plan and supplemental retirement offerings.
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 paid holidays per calendar year.
  • Professional growth and development opportunities.
  • A healthy work/life balance to all employees.
Position Highlights:
  • Full-time, 1st Shift; 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, Monday - Friday, 40 Hours.
The Role:
  • Supervise and oversee the patient care workforce for the facility;
  • Address clinical and medical treatment;
  • Provide youth assessment and care;
  • Ensure employee competency and safety;
  • Perform infection prevention duties;
  • Chair the Infection Prevention Committee;
  • Perform related duties as required.
Mission and Beliefs:
  • Our Mission Statement is Caring, Healing and Teaching. Partnering with children, families and communities to build hope and create opportunities. We are widely recognized as a center of excellence for family-centered treatment of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances.
We believe that:
  • Children and adolescents with serious emotional disorders can lead productive and satisfying lives.
  • Children, youth and their families have the right and responsibility to participate in their treatment.
  • No child will be refused treatment based on their ability to pay for services.
  • Our services work best when integrated with community care.

Selection Plan

These positions will be filled in accordance with contractual language, reemployment, SEBAC, transfer, promotion and merit employment rules. Applications to this recruitment will be used to meet collective bargaining requirements. Once any collective bargaining requirements have been met, all other applicants may be considered.

To Apply:

  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience most closely meets the preferred qualifications, so please ensure that your application is complete and details your experience as outlined in this job posting. Please note: You will be unable to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system.
  • For assistance in applying, please visit our Applicant Tips on How to Apply page.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.
  • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.

Important Next Step Information for After You Apply:
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the question's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as indicated to apply for this position.
  • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
  • Due to the large volume of applications received, the Department of Administrative Services is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.
Connect With Us:
  • If you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Anamaria Giangarra at and reference the recruitment number. 
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In a state agency this class is accountable for supervising nursing staff engaged in professional nursing activities.


  • Plans, organizes and directs health services for an assigned program, unit(s), facility or geographical area; 
  • Ensures that goals, objectives and work performed are consistent with standards and that quality care is provided to individuals; 
  • Provides clinical guidance to nursing staff; 
  • Selects, develops, motivates and evaluates staff; 
  • Conducts performance evaluations; 
  • Monitors the quality of documentation, records and other information concerning services and care; 
  • Ensures that resources are available to provide quality services; 
  • Participates in the development of policies and procedures to ensure efficient and effective delivery of services; 
  • Participates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; 
  • Acts as a liaison with other units, agencies and outside organizations; 
  • Prepares, analyzes and evaluates reports and other information concerning the delivery of services; 
  • Responds to psychiatric or medical emergencies; 
  • May physically restrain individuals; 
  • May oversee all nursing operations in the absence of the Director of Nursing; 
  • Performs related duties as required.


  • Considerable knowledge of
    • and ability to apply nursing principles, clinical therapeutic models, and standards of nursing; 
    • specialized individual care in the assigned nursing areas; 
    • current medications, their actions, interactions, uses and side effects; 
    • and sensitivity to cultural and socio-economic differences; 
    • and ability to apply family systems theory; 
    • procedures and protocols of applicable accrediting institutions; 
  • Knowledge of management and administrative principles and human resource development strategies; 
  • Considerable
    • interpersonal skills; 
    • oral and written communication skills; 
  • Considerable ability to
    • establish and maintain collaborative relationships with other professionals, community resources and providers; 
    • encourage and facilitate cooperation, pride, trust and group identity to foster commitment and team work; 
    • provide leadership and guidance in developing and maintaining nursing standards and enhancing health care systems for the delivery of essential services; 
    • respond to crises’ and emergencies; 
    • use professional judgment to identify areas for improvement and participate in development of quality initiatives; 
  • Supervisory ability.


Four (4) years of experience as a Registered Professional Nurse in a hospital, regional, institutional or psychiatric setting.


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Nursing may be substituted for one (1) year of the General Experience.
  • A Master's degree in nursing may be substituted for one (1) additional year of the General Experience.


  • Experience working in a hospital, regional, institutional, or psychiatric setting.  
  • Experience working with children in a hospital, regional, institutional, or psychiatric setting.   
  • Experience supervising a patient care team in a hospital, regional, institutional, or psychiatric setting.


  • Incumbents in this class must possess and retain a current license or temporary permit to practice professional nursing in Connecticut.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to be fluent in a foreign language or proficient in the use of the American Sign Language in certain designated positions.
  • Incumbents in this class may be required to travel.


Incumbents in this class may be required to lift and restrain individuals; may have some exposure to communicable/infectious diseases and to risk of injury from assaultive/abusive individuals; may be exposed to disagreeable conditions.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.